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    Indoor Aviary vs Outdoor Aviary

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    It's the first question any bird owner will have to ask themselvws - what kind of bird aviary is right for my bird? Well, one of the major decisions you'll need to make is over whether an indoor aviary or an outdoor aviary is the better investment. There are pros and cons to both kinds of aviary, as the guide below explains. %%AFC-ADVERT%%

    Outdoor Aviary: Advantages and Disadvantages

    Opting for an outdoor aviary can have some major benefits - the birds will gain from fresh air, extra space etc, but it's also a decision that can come with some risks involved, therefore care is needed before coming to any firm choice over an outdoor aviary.

    For instance, you'll need to consider weather conditions and whether the birds can benefit from a sheltered environment. You can find some aviary supplies on Bird Trader that may help with this problem. The aviary's design will also need to be durable and watertight, as the birds may be at risk from predators such as foxes. And whilst the birds may appreciate a bit of sunlight, it's important not to place the aviary in an area where the heat could become a little unbearable during the summer months.

    Finally consider the costs - naturally, an outdoor aviary is going to be a far more expensive investment than a smaller indoor model. Therefore, if money is tight, you may want to consider building an outdoor aviary from scratch.

    Indoor Aviary: Advantages and Disadvantages

    Most bird aviaries tend to be indoor where the owner can get the full satisfaction of aviculture as they roam around the house. Consider the best place in which to locate birds in the house - remember that in large numbers, birds can prove extremely noisy and messy - therefore your choice as to where they reside in the house needs to be a strategic decision that considers these two factors.

    Generally, it's best to place birds in the corner of a room where the aviary can be cleaned easily and in a location where the birds don't cause too much of a disturbance to both members of the household, and more importantly, neighbours.

    An indoor aviary tends to cost less than an outdoor aviary as the size and design are usually smaller. If you're buying an indoor aviary new, carry out a little research into your breed of bird to see what kind of cage or aviary will prove suitable.

    Find aviaries for sale on Bird Trader.

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